A77 Improvement Scheme moves apace

Contractor R J McLeod, who are constructing the project on Transport Scotland’s behalf, will be fitting the remaining bridge parapets to the end of the flyovers before pouring the concrete bridge deck.

On completion, these improvements will see the central reservations between Spittal Interchange and Dutch House roundabout closed, and the two new flyover bridges will be opened removing the need for right hand turns across this busy stretch of road.

For the safety of road users and road workers alike, it is necessary to close one lane of the southbound A77 from Wednesday 30 October at 0930hrs to 1530hrs on Thursday 31 October to allow these parapets to be fitted.

From Friday 1 November at 0930hrs, one lane of the northbound carriageway will close until Saturday 2 November at 1530hrs.

To assist traffic flow the speed limit will remain at 50mph throughout the works.

Local access will be maintained throughout this period.

Ruairidh Campbell, Project Manager at Transport Scotland said:

“Work on this scheme is progressing apace and road users can now see the progress with the two flyovers which were lifted into place recently over the A77. This next phase of work will see further work carried out on the remaining bridge parapets before pouring the concrete deck of both flyovers.”

“We have planned these lane closures carefully to minimise the impact on the local community and travelling public but some delays are inevitable.”

“We advise motorists to plan their journeys in advance using all the available journey planning tools. We thank drivers for their patience during this period.”

More journey planning information can be found at www.trafficscotland.org or www.travelline.co.uk. Drivers can also download our free travel information app for smartphones from either of these sites.

Published 23 Oct 2013